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NOTRE DAME, Ind. â€Â“ After last nightâ€Â™s tie with theFighting Irish the â€Â˜Cats came out on Saturday, scored the first goal of thegame, added two markers in the second period and one in the third for the finalscore of 4-1.  NMU is now 4-1-1 overall on the season and 3-0-1 in the CCHA. Notre Dame is 1-4-2 and 0-3-1 in the conference.


Matt Siddall put the â€Â˜Cats on the board first with hissecond goal of the season at 16:57 of the first period.  Geoff Waugh and TuomasTarkki assisted.  Zach Tarkir added his first goal of the season at 9:10 of thesecond period on the power play.  Darin Olver and Andrew Sarauer assisted onthe goal.


Also in the second period at 12:06 Jason Paige, of NotreDame, cut the lead in half at 2-1 with his power-play goal at 12:06.  MikeSantorelli then would add two goals to put the game away for the night.  Hisfirst goal was at 18:11 of the second period from Andrew Contois and DirkSouthern.  Santorelliâ€Â™s second goal was on the power play as he scored themarker at 8:50 of the third period.  Pat Bateman and Southern assisted.


The â€Â˜Cats who were ranked second in the nation according on the penalty kill Saturday morning were four-of-fiveon the penalty kill on Saturday night.  NMU was two-of-five with the extraattacker.  Tarkki had 29 saves on the night.  David Brown for Notre Dame had 27saves. 


Shots were almost even as the â€Â˜Cats were one better than theFighting Irish at 31 to 30.


NMU will face Michigan Tech of the WCHA on Thursday night(Nov. 4) in Houghton and then will face the Huskies on Saturday night (Nov. 6)in Marquette.




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director